Emperor and Autocrat of Lehmark

His Imperial Majesty, William Lehman, Emperor and Autocrat of Lehmark. Official Portrait 2020.
The Emperor and Autocrat writing a letter to the President of China regarding China's CFC production. 2019.
The Emperor and Autocrat writing a letter to the President of Brazil over the Amazon Rainforest Fire. 2019.

Emperor and Autocrat of Lehmark

His Imperial Majesty, William Lehman I Emperor and Autocrat of Lehmark is the founder and current Sovereign Ruler and Head of State/Government of the Empire of Lehmark.

The Emperor and Lehmark

I had always had an interest in politics, upon turning 18, I campaigned for local government, joined the South Australian Labour Party and begun working in an electorate office supporting a State Member of Parliament. After I lost the council election I noticed changes in the attitudes of those once supporting me, I eventually quit that job and quit the Labor Party. I had realised the system, the politicians, and the politics, was all broken. I lost faith in the Parliament of Australia and the politicians representing my voice, I wanted to represent my own voice, using my own politics and morals. All I needed was a way.

On 17 April 2019, I was browsing YouTube to find a new and interesting video. It suggested a documentary about micronationalism. Being only 6 minutes long, I gave it a watch. I got to learn that in micronationalism, everyone had the opportunity to form a country based on their ideas, passions, morals and attitudes. All that was needed was a claim and a name.

It was on 19 April 2019, that I declared via Imperial Decree that my house and land, was now the Empire of Lehmark, with myself as Emperor and Autocrat. The following day the Constitution was accepted by Decree and I laid the foundations for what we have now. Which is a thriving community dedicated to the progression of our society, based on the wills of our people, and achieved through absolutism.

Through Lehmark's initial ideas I want to bring together as many people and voices as I can, so that we can develop Lehmark into a nation that has been shaped by everyone involved.

  • The Ministers and Agency Leaders of the Imperial Government, work closely with myself and in a hands-on in the direct development of our nation.

  • With the State Senators and Imperial Senate we can create a strong tradition of Senate Democracy and ensure more voices can be heard in the development of our nation.